Once you have the second coat on the gun is starting to take shape, but the third and final coat adds the finishing touches that makes the gun look great. This final coat is done using the same procedure as the second coat, but I am using Krylon Camo Brown. I will use vertical stripes of this brown color with a very light touch of the sponge brush onto the gun. I will use a dabbing technique so that I do not apply too much paint in any one spot. I want more of an overshadow and touch of paint here rather than a blob of paint. The little tears in the surface of the sponge make this easily done. You can see the results of this last coat of paint in the following picture. It is also a good idea to overcoat the whole project using a Matte finish clear coat.
Now we are ready to remove the masking tape from our gun and get a look at the final product. I really like it. It is very easy to do and adds a lot of character and functionality to the gun. I hope that you give this a try to your own personal predator gun. Don't be afraid to try this customization. It is easier than you might think to get a good result and it is also a lot of fun to do. Below you can see the final product ready to hit the woods and take out a predator or two. The picture is a bit washed out by the flash, but you can get the idea. Enjoy
Here is another picture of the finished product lying on the ground.
Here is another rifle that was also painted using the techniques shown above and using Krylon.
Join the discussion of this article with the author HERE at the Article Discussion Forum.Greg Ballard resides in Arkansas where he is a computer programmer building automated stock market trading systems and stock market trading software tools. He is an avid outdoorsman who has been hunting since he was big enough to walk and has been doing so primarily as a bowhunter for the past 25 years. He is on the Pro Field Staff for PSE Archery and the Pro Staff for Grim Reaper Broadheads. Greg hunts a wide variety of game, but one of his most favorite things to hunt is predators. He has recently formed and is President of the Arkansas Predator Hunters Association.